Maria M Cobo is a DPhil student with the Department of Paediatrics and member of the Paediatric Neuroimaging Group, under the supervision of Professor Rebeccah Slater. The aim of her research is to understand which factors influence pain response in early life with a focus on how early onset neonatal infection impact the pain response in newborns. Maria is also interested in clinical research that could be translated into better ways of managing infant pain.
Maria’s background includes a degree in Biotechnology (BEng) at Universidad San Francisco de Quito USFQ, Ecuador. She subsequently moved to Scotland where she obtained her MSc degree in Clinical Trials and Stratified Medicine at the University of Glasgow, and was awarded an Excellence Academic Scholarship from the Ecuadorean government to undertake a DPhil in Paediatrics investigating pain processing on the newborn infant at University of Oxford. Maria is also a Visiting Researcher at Universidad San Francisco de Quito in Ecuador.